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SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 19 Vantage : Q2-2018
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Q2 2018 on Falcon 9 from (LC-39A or SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral.  Payload mass somewhere in the 5-6mT range, so landing status not currently known (could be ASDS or expendable)

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[SpaceNews Nov. 11, 2015] Telesat Secures an Anchor for Telstar 19 Vantage Broadband Satellite
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Satellite fleet operator Telesat of Canada on Nov. 11 said it would purchase a Ku-/Ka-band broadband satellite, called Telstar 19 Vantage, to be stationed at 63 degrees west over Latin America now that it had secured an anchor customer in EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems...

Germantown, Maryland-based Hughes, in its own announcement, said it had agreed to lease a large portion of Telstar 19 Vantage’s Ka-band — a total of 31 gigabits per second of throughput — for 15 years, with the satellite to be launched in early 2018...

Hughes said the Telesat capacity would be used for consumer broadband throughout Latin America, not just Brazil. Hughes officials have said 24 gigabits per second of throughput on Eutelsat’s satellite would serve 300,000 customers in Brazil...

Ottawa-based Telesat said Telstar 19 Vantage will carry more Ka-band than has been leased by Hughes, with the additional capacity to be directed to markets in Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. A Ku-band payload will be aimed at high-throughput and conventional wideband markets in Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Telesat Press Release 1 / Telesat Press Release 2
Telesat Telstar 19 Vantage page

[Spaceflight Now Feb. 26, 2016] Telesat launch agreements awarded to SpaceX
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The Canadian telecom satellite operator Telesat plans to launch two multipurpose communications spacecraft aboard SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2018, the company disclosed this week in a quarterly earnings announcement.

A spokesperson for the Ottawa-based company said the new satellites, named Telstar 18 Vantage and Telstar 19 Vantage, would fly aboard Falcon 9 rockets.

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Telstar 19 Vantage on Gunter's Space Page
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Telesat Signs Long Term Contract with Bell Canada for Telstar 19 VANTAGE HTS Capacity
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OTTAWA, CANADA, September 15, 2017 – Telesat announced today that Bell Canada has signed a 15-year contract for substantially all of the HTS spot beam capacity over northern Canada on Telesat’s new Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite. Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel will use the capacity to dramatically enhance broadband connectivity for communities in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE is currently being built by Space Systems Loral in Palo Alto, CA. The satellite is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and will be co-located with Telesat’s Telstar 14R satellite at 63 degrees West, a prime orbital slot for coverage of the Americas. Once operational, Telstar 19 VANTAGE will have six distinct coverages over the Americas and North Atlantic and the most capacity in Gbps of any satellite in Telesat’s fleet.

The long-term agreement with Bell Canada marks another major pre-sale of HTS capacity on Telstar 19 VANTAGE. As previously announced, Hughes Network Systems LLC has contracted for all the South American high throughput Ka-band capacity of Telstar 19 VANTAGE. Combining Bell Canada’s long term contract with other customer commitments, Telesat has now signed long term contracts for the entire Ka-band HTS capacity on Telstar 19 VANTAGE over Northern Canada.

“The significant investment Telesat has made in Telstar 19 VANTAGE is the latest example of our decades-long record of committing major capital resources to bring advanced communications to Canada and its Northern communities” said Michele Beck, Telesat’s Vice President North American Sales. “Telesat is pleased to have concluded this important agreement with Bell Canada that will bring twenty times more capacity to the region using our new powerful, state-of-the-art satellite.”     

“Our agreement with Telesat is another example of Bell’s commitment to work closely with our country’s technology leaders to roll out innovative communications network solutions that benefit Canadians everywhere,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer. “We look forward to delivering enhanced broadband services to Canada’s North with the new Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite.”

Northwestel plans to implement new and improved broadband for communities across Nunavut, one of the most difficult regions in the world to serve, beginning in the second half of 2018.

“Making high-quality broadband services available to remote communities across the vast expanse of Canada’s north is a huge challenge,” said Curtis Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Northwestel. “Northwestel looks forward to utilizing the power and capabilities of Telesat’s new state-of-the-art Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite as part of our commitment to connect 25 communities across Nunavut to faster and more reliable broadband over the next two years.”

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If the weight is around 5-6mTs, then Block 5 could probably land it ballistic. Block 4 might even be able to land on a 6mT mission, but that's just a guess and I have absolutely no evidence to back that up.
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Last week, the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite began testing in our TVAC, an environment designed to simulate the harsh conditions of space.

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